An inhomogeneous model universe behaving homogeneously
2008 (English)In: General Relativity and Gravitation, ISSN 0001-7701, E-ISSN 1572-9532, Vol. 40, no 5, 1047-1069 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We present a new model universe based on the junction of FRW to flat Lemaitre-Tolman-Bondi (LTB) solutions of Einstein equations along our past light cone, bringing structures within the FRW models. The model is assumed globally to be homogeneous, i.e. the cosmological principle is valid. Local inhomogeneities within the past light cone are modeled as a flat LTB, whereas those outside the light cone are assumed to be smoothed out and represented by a FRW model. The model is singularity free, always FRW far from the observer along the past light cone, gives way to a different luminosity distance relation as for the CDM/FRW models, a negative deceleration parameter near the observer, and correct linear and non-linear density contrast. As a whole, the model behaves like a FRW model on the past light cone with a special behavior of the scale factor, Hubble and deceleration parameter, mimicking dark energy.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 40, no 5, 1047-1069 p.
inhomogeneous models, dark energy, cosmological constant, supernovae, singularities
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-58554DOI: 10.1007/s10714-007-0590-4ISI: 000255091400011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-58554DiVA: diva2:421215
authorCount :42011-06-082011-06-032011-06-08Bibliographically approved